Copyright and licenses

By David G

What is copyright?

Copyright are rights granted to the author of their piece of work

Types of copyrights

Public Domain: It isn't protected by any copyrighted laws because it has it expired or they have donated their work. ex. music or Romeo and Juliet
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Copyrighted work that you can give for free. ex. Itunes and windows media player.
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Shareware let's you use copyrighted work but only for a limited time. ex. games on the app store are only the short version of it.
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All rights reserved

It allows the purchaser to use it according to the license agreement. ex. most of the software you buy at stores would be consider all rights reserved
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Open source

software that provides source code and the idea of improvement. ex add-ons, firefox and chrome
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